Ken and Patty Hecht Represent In Buenos Aires!

Only thing missing is the color being maroon!

Could not resist!

More to come we hope!

At your GMG holiday party I told Sista Felicia that I wanted some GMG something to have in pictures to send back from Argentina.  Her first words…  don’t tell Joey!  So she dug up this banner and her mom hand delivered it to our office!

Live from Buenos Aires…  Good Morning Gloucester!

Leaving for Mendosa tomorrow which is the wine country (Malbec) and will shoot you some more.

Adios for now!


Look at this Beautiful Home!

Cape Ann Home

Snow, Sleet, Rain, Wind or just pure Sunshine!!! The views from this New Construction STUNNING Townhouse are outstanding during any weather. Call Charleen McCarthy today for an appointment to come and view every inch of this house that can be yours to call HOME!

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Wow! Cape Ann in Kenya! 💖📚

cape ann reads in africa jan 2019_courtesy photo for deborah french director at tohp burnham library essex massachusetts

“This is Adare who just returned from Kenya,” writes Deborah French, Library Director of the TOHP Burnham Library in Essex, Massachusetts. The family captioned the photograph “So here is Cape Ann Reads with a giraffe!” What a super travel photo, and kind shout out to Cape Ann Reads and Cape Ann.

Several captivating and compassionate picture books included in the Once Upon a Contest: Selection from Cape Ann Reads travel exhibition currently on view at Cape Ann Museum focus on animal friends. Stop by to read the new books and see if you can find all the giraffe illustrations.

More Cape Ann Reads and library news: Gloucester Daily Times visits TOHP Burnham Library, Essex, Ma.

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Diane Polley read from her Cape Ann Reads award winning picture book”Let’s Go Animal Tracks in the Snow” Jan. 22, 2019 | photographer Paul Bilodeau captures scenes from the author reading and arts activity 


Lovely to see ice sailing at Niles Pond under the twilit January Wolf Moon last week. The sun was setting while the not-quite-full moon had risen early.

Ice Sailing at Niles Pond

I took Charlotte out Friday at dusk to look for the moon and we found it at Niles Pond, along with hockey players and ice sailors. We can thank her favorite storybook Good Night, Moon for her lunar passion.


An Invitation from Backyard Growers

We’re unveiling big changes, exciting new goals and a vision for the future tonight at 5 p.m. But before tonight’s party, we want to share the announcement that Associate Director of Community Programs Anna Swanson is headed for new pastures at Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. It’s bittersweet, as she’s been so essential to our growth and success. But, we’re thrilled to share that we’ll be welcoming J. Harrison as Interim Program Director. J. officially joins Backyard Growers after 13 years at The Food Project and behind-the-scenes support of our work since the very start.

Click here to meet J., and stop by our HQ at 271 Main Street from 5 – 7 p.m. to toast the future and learn more about our vision for the next three years at Backyard Growers.

You’ve been our roots, now we’re spreading our wings.

You helped us get here and now we want to share where we’re going. We’ll share our vision for the future at a wine and cheese reception celebrating and saying thank you to our fantastic community. Join us to learn what’s next as we tackle our mission to build a healthy, connected, environmentally sustainable community in Gloucester and beyond.

Thursday, January 24, 2018
Drop-in reception: 5 – 7 p.m.
Brief thank you and presentation: 6 p.m.
BYG HQ, 271 Main Street, Gloucester, MA

Ken Clark Trio Tonight @ The Rhumb Line’s Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8:30pm 1.24.2019

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Ken Clark Organ Trio – Ken Clark – Hammond B3, Mike Mele – Guitar, Steve Stephan Chaggaris – Drums and of course Dave himself!

have time? have a listen >



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Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop Winter 2018 Session Accepting Students


Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop

Winter 2018 Session Accepting Students

Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop is now accepting students ages 5-18 for the 2019 Winter Session of professional arts instruction beginning on Friday, February 8 for Children 5-10 years old and beginning on Saturday, February 9 for Teens 11-18 years old.
The Youth Acting Workshop Winter 2019 Session features expanded instruction time of four class hours per week, lower tuition for all students and scholarship opportunities.
Students will receive instruction in acting, directing, play writing, vocal production, improvisation, creating characters and the world of the play, prop design, set design and  lighting design during the six week session. Acting teacher, director and award winning actress Gloucester native Heidi Dallin will be joined by guest instructors :  Danvers native Sarah Vandewalle to teach How to Write a Play; Lighting Designer of YAW’s annual production of Holiday Delights, Claire Morse to teach Lighting and Set Design and Gloucester’s Emme Shaw to teach Prop Design.
Students will write and perform 10 minute plays and design props, lights and set for each play. Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops are designed to provide young people an outlet to nurture their creative potential through developing self-confidence, communication and teamwork skills to use in their daily life as well as introducing them to the skills necessary for professional theater.
Registration is open for the Winter 2018 Session. Class size is limited and registration is on a first come basis. For further information and to register, call 978-283-6688.

CATA Student Bus Passes On Sale at Gloucester High School

CATA Student Bus Passes are scheduled to be sold Wednesday, January 30, , Thursday, January 31 and Friday, February 1 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Gloucester High School Atrium. The Pass Plus and the Unlimited Spring Semester Pass will be on sale at that time. The Pass Plus is $25 and the Unlimited Spring Semester Pass is $100. All Passes are payable by cash or check.. No passes will be sold at the CATA office on these dates.

For further information call the CATOC office at 978-283-7278.

Barrels of Buoys

One of the things I love most about Cape Ann is that winter, spring, certainly summer, and fall you can find signs of a busy working waterfront everywhere you look.  While these images speak to the hard work done by many, they are often also really pretty in their own right.


Bird Friends at Parker River Refuge

We recently took a ride to Parker River Wildlife Refuge, expecting to see some effects of the government shutdown. However, it was business as usual. The window at the gate was manned and I saw no evidence of neglect or damage as has happened in some other federal locations.

We did see this hawk looking at us a little bit like “You lookin’ at me?” I see only one leg here which I found interesting.


There are so many geese! These seemed to be marching across the hilltop.


The presence of birders alerted me to these guys. They might be Dunlins (?). I’d be happy for someone to verify or correct this. It was lots of fun to watch them scurry and scrounge.


Latin Jazz at Feather & Wedge Featuring Jose Allende – Thursday, Jan 24


Feather & Wedge is delighted to feature Jose Allende for this week’s Jazz Dinner. Join us as Mr. Allende delivers a captivating mix of jazz standards and Latin American music featuring improvisation, South American rhythms and classical music influences.

Reservations highly suggested! 978.999.5917

Thursday, January 24

7:30 – 10:00 PM

Jose Allende

Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01915

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Another Great Jazz Brunch this Sunday at Feather & Wedge – Featuring Peter Fedele


Treat yourself to brunch and some great jazz this Sunday with music by guitarist Peter Fedele. Peter is well known for his unique style that combines traditional jazz, with bebop, rock and funk.

Reservations highly suggested! 978.999.5917

Sunday, January 27, 2019
10:30 AM 2:30 PM

Peter Fedele Jazz Brunch Feather & Wedge

Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

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TODAY! Gloucester Biotechnology Academy Open House from 3p – 6p

Cape Ann Community

Don’t miss Gloucester Biotechnology Academy’s Open House today from 3p to 6p at 55 Blackburn Center! Students and teachers will be on hand to talk about this unique program and the exciting opportunities it can provide!  Tour the state-of-the-art teaching lab and learn more about the application process for the upcoming class.

All are welcome! Prospective students, curious parents, local educators and curious community members!

Please reach out to Education Director John Doyle at with any questions.

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